Avocet Road, Wixams, MK42
- Double-fronted detached family home in a quiet cul de sac
- Well-connected Wixams, with easily accessible amenities
- Large lounge, open-plan kitchen/dining, adjoining utility room
- Four double bedrooms, modern bathroom and en suite shower
- Loads of storage, including built-in wardrobes and two lofts
- Generous garden, parking for four, plus a single garage
This double-fronted detached property presents sizeable space for a family, private parking for four, a generous garden for all seasons, alongside the quietness of a cul de sac.
Built by Taylor Wimpey in 2015, the owners purchased off-plan early, recognising the opportunity on offer here at Wixams. Moving from Hertfordshire, the area gave them far more for their money, yet still had excellent connections to the capital. Both Bedford and Flitwick stations are within a short drive, each with fast and frequent services into London St Pancras, and there’s a station at Wixams in the pipeline. Mrs drives to work as it’s easy to jump on major roads such as the A1 and M1, and she’s appreciated how quickly she can get to local retail parks for comprehensive shopping.
On the development itself, there’s little need for a car. Everything is walkable, including schooling, a Co-op and a Portuguese restaurant. Wilstead village has pubs, an Indian and a Chinese, a garden centre and a DIY store. The location was particularly perfect during the pandemic, with parks, playgrounds and duck ponds on the doorstep, and countryside within minutes. Marston Moretaine has family-favourites The Forest Centre and Millenium Country Park, while Ampthill offers a stroll around pretty streets and an amble around 160-acre Ampthill Great Park.
Being a newer-build, there are many benefits to the house as well as its position. For the owners, what first appealed was the size of the rooms, coming from a two-bed flat to this four-bed family home. Spaciousness is apparent immediately, entering into the wide and welcoming hall. Here there’s the cloakroom to the left, the stairs and storage ahead, and the lounge to the right through double doors. The lounge is big, bright and airy, with French doors uniting inside with out. There’s loads of room for large sofas, and ample floor area for toys and games.
To the other side of the accommodation is the kitchen/dining room. The open-plan layout is great for entertaining, and it’s plenty spacious enough for socialising. Extensive cabinetry is topped with dark surfacing, and gloss tiled flooring continues from the hall. Appliances are integrated, including a double oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The adjoining utility is handy for separating housework from hosting, and here there’s more storage, a secondary sink, an integrated washing machine and the combi boiler.
Brightness and space are echoed upstairs. The landing is lovely and light, and all four bedrooms fit a king bed. Bedroom one has an en suite shower, and both this and the family bathroom are fitted in a modern three-piece suite. Bedroom four is currently used as an office, and there’s fibre broadband at the address for those working from home. For storage, there are built-in mirrored wardrobes in two of the bedrooms, an airing cupboard on the landing, and a boarded loft with ladder.
Outside, the garage delivers substantial storage, somewhere to tinker, and has its own loft. Mr has incorporated cupboards and a workbench to show what’s possible, plus a fridge and a TV for intensive all-day projects. Of course it’s also useful for parking a car under cover. Tucked down the end of a private road (with no fees), the property sees no through traffic, and there’s parking for four cars, to the driveway, in front of the garage, and to a gravelled bay. The frontage has lawn, shrubs and a path to the front door, and the garden affords fantastic outdoor space for families. Extending to two sides of the house, there’s lots of lawn as well as two patios. The owners have added composite decking to one corner, laurel hedging for further screening, and a delightful Japanese garden stocked with bamboo. What could be better on a sunny day than sitting outside among the greenery, watching the children play, knowing you’ve found your dream home.